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Save the World with Collaborative Leadership

Save the World with Collaborative Leadership | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Want to save the world? One way to do it is to learn how to collaborate. Successful collaboration isn't just a happy accident. It's the result of specific factors that can be recognized and duplicated.


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Collaboration likely is part of the Darwinian notion of survival of the fittest. Competition, as we understand it, does not lead to survival.

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Redesigning Schools for Today’s Students and Beyond (EdSurge News)

Redesigning Schools for Today’s Students and Beyond (EdSurge News) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, the education community has heard plenty of buzz about the growth in education technology and digital learning.

Via EDTC@UTB, Suvi Salo
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Reading this article, I was left with the impression that it is the technology that teaches and the teacher is just a goal setter with the students. I am sure that is a misunderstanding, as human relationships remain central to teaching and learning. @ivon_ehd1
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Elon Musk Donates $10M to Abort the Machine Overlords | Hacked

Elon Musk Donates $10M to Abort the Machine Overlords | Hacked | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Future of Life Institute announced that technology inventor Elon Musk, creator of Tesla and SpaceX, has decided to donate $10M to the Future of Life Institute to run a global research program aimed at keeping Artificial Intelligence (AI) beneficial to humanity.

Many leading AI-researchers have signed an open letter calling for research aimed at ensuring that AI systems are robust and beneficial, doing what we want them to do. Musk’s donation aims to support precisely this type of research. He said:
“Here are all these leading AI researchers saying that AI safety is important. I agree with them, so I’m today committing $10M to support research aimed at keeping AI beneficial for humanity.”
Also read: Research Priorities for Artificial Intelligence – Open Letter
Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, co-founders of DeepMind Technologies, which was recently acquired by Google, said:
“Dramatic advances in artificial intelligence are opening up a range of exciting new applications. With these newfound powers comes increased responsibility. Elon’s generous donation will support researchers as they investigate the safe and ethical use of artificial intelligence, laying foundations that will have far reaching societal impacts as these technologies continue to progress.”
The $10M program will be administered by the Future of Life Institute (FLI), whose mission is to catalyze and support research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges. The Institute received seed funding from Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn and Matt Wage.
The Coming Machine Overlords
Elon Musk
After the publication of Oxford philosopher Bostrom’s book about the dangers of “superintelligent” AI, Musk expressed fears about the future of AI. In August, he tweeted that artificial intelligence could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons and in October, likened it to “summoning a demon.” Cosmologist Stephen Hawking told the BBC in December that AI could “spell the end of the human race.”
Musk’s generous donation has been reported by several international media outlets, including the Washington Post with an article titled “Elon Musk’s fear of Terminators just netted researchers $10 million.”  In a less sensationalist story, Popular Science notes that Terminators and superintelligent AIs are not even mentioned in the FLI open letter that, on the contrary, presents a sober and remarkably even-handed look at how AI researchers can maximize the potential of this technology. Popular Science points the finger at the often sensationalist attitude of the popular tech press:
“Affixing a headline that conjures visions of skeletal androids stomping human skulls underfoot turns complex, transformative technology into a carnival sideshow.”
I don’t entirely agree, because a strong title with suggestive word pictures is often what makes people read a story about important things, which they wouldn’t read otherwise. How do you like my title?
Though the FLI letter is open for the public to sign, I didn’t sign it because I think that important progress in AI, including the development of smarter-than-human AI and superintelligence, can only emerge from free, spontaneous and unconstrained research. I don’t disagree with the [...]

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It is important to keep pace as best as we can with the tech changes emerging around us.

 

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.


Via Nik Peachey, Henrietta Siemens
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Regardless of the pedagogic process, these might be good questions to ask whenever planning lessons, units, etc.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 2014 10:00 AM

Some good sound practical questions.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 20, 11:37 AM

Here is a list of 10 questions any instructor should ask themselves before diving into flipping their course. I also suggest connecting with your instructional designer (if you have one at your institution).

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Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy | Hicks | Research in Learning Technology

Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy | Hicks | Research in Learning Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy
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It is interesting how the literature related to personal learning networks and the like is rarely grounded in literature that is more than 10 - 15 years old. For example, what would Dewey, Whitehead, and Montessori have to say about them?

 

 

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A Principal's Reflections: The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections: The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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There are still challenges involved. For example, not everyone has the device to bring to school. Second, damage usually falls inside insurance deductibles.

 

We have to remain aware of the challenges and promises.

 

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Is technology ruining our social life? - Opinion Piece

Is technology ruining our social life? - Opinion Piece | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I read an article the other day in The Sunday Mirror's magazine, Notebook, where Will.i.am was discussing his views on how we are so caught up with technology and find it an achievement to receive ...


Via ICTPHMS, Suvi Salo, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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It is if we let it. When we do not pay attention to how we use digital technologies and social media, it uses us.

 

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ICTPHMS's curator insight, January 13, 8:02 PM
This is a blog post I found via #wordpress. Very interesting read on social media and it's influences in our we communicate with one another.
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Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Carmen Arias
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Asynchronous learning allows for reflection and is not exclusive to online learning. The two are complements to each other regardless of media.

 

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niftyjock's curator insight, December 11, 2014 5:20 PM

Interesting idea

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Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

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Why I returned my daughter's tablet

Why I returned my daughter's tablet | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

And so we had the awkward conversation and returned the Kindle. It was uncomfortable and confusing, but right for our family. After all, those Angry Birds will probably still be peeved a few years from now - when we're ready to enter the 21st century as a family.

 


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Well done parents.

 

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18 Extraordinary Questions Education Faces In 2015

18 Extraordinary Questions Education Faces In 2015 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
New Thinking: 18 Extraordinary Questions Education Faces In 2015

Via Paz Gonzalo
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The more we ask phenomenological questions i.e. how we experience something (a phenomenon) the more we will find space opens up but not with just answers. More questions will appear. As the poet Rilke suggested, "we will live into the questions."

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 12, 8:24 PM

The first question is one that subsumes many and should be the space within which teaching and learning happens.

 

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Study finds no impact of increasing class size on student outcomes @insidehighered

Study finds no impact of increasing class size on student outcomes @insidehighered | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Conventional wisdom (backed by many research studies) holds that students benefit from smaller classes. They receive more personal attention from instructors, who can spend more time evaluating each assignment turned in and can spend more time with each student. Many rankings systems reward colleges for small class sizes. Many potential undergraduates judge colleges on the availability of small classes.


Via Peter Mellow
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I suspect that motivation does impact who decides to go online for learning.

 

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When it comes to Education and Technology, "Efficiency" is not the point

One of my goals (one of many, far too many, goals) during the sabbatical is to post more here-- probably still mostly about higher ed and MOOCs, but hopefully other stuff too. I think it would be a...
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Learning, by definition, is messy and inefficient.

 

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Social Media's Dark Side

Social Media's Dark Side | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The connection to our electronic devices is stronger than ever before, and that bond will only grow as technology continues...


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Social media and other digital technologies should not replace face-to-face conversations. Integrating both into learning, teaching, and parenting is essential.

 

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ICTPHMS's curator insight, December 30, 2014 2:34 PM
Local story about social media "dark side". We used this as a digital citizenship topic on our blogs.
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Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical

Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I’ve spent the last two months on a break from social. I went an extra step and stopping sending newsletters and doing interviews, as well.

Via Suvi Salo
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It is in the breaks from routine that we find the novel and creative. We rejuvenate in those spaces and find ourselves refreshed. @ivon_ehd1
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A Hippocratic Oath for Ed-Tech

a The History of the Future of Education Technology

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This is a good idea with a focus on humility as opposed to techno-solutionism and expertise. What are the costs of being certified by a large tech company?

 

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What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It

What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As cyberbullying increases, our best options are recognizing patterns, keeping evidence, intervening when appropriate, reporting any incidents, and educating everyone -- bullies included.

Via Peter Mellow
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Adults, and I mean 'teachers,' engage in it. What if we began there? I felt bullied by one administrator. I doubt he even realizes what he did was wrong. It is second nature to adults because they have done it so long.

 

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Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education

Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“Education is one of the last industries to be touched by Internet technology, and we’re seeing a lot of catch-up going on,” said Betsy Corcoran, the chief executive of EdSurge, an industry news service and research company. “We’re starting to see more classical investors — the Kleiner Perkinses, the Andreessen Horowitzes, the Sequoias — pay more attention to the marketplace than before.”

Via Kim Flintoff
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Because there is so much money in School. Many children of high-tech people attend Waldorf Schools.

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Walk the Path of Learning Transformation | School Transformation Thoughts

Walk the Path of Learning Transformation | School Transformation Thoughts | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I am working with several schools on transforming the school structures, culture and instruction from a traditional model to a more modern version. Each of the schools has their own take on the out...

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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Do we transform things and people? Or, do they transform without us being aware and it is only retrospectively we see the difference?

 

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 13, 8:27 PM

Insightful reflection on personal/professional  transformation in and out of the teaching and learning environments for the 21st Century learner and teacher.

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Start Something: 13 Teacher Strategies For Digital Collaboration

Start Something: 13 Teacher Strategies For Digital Collaboration | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Start Something: 13 Teacher Strategies For Digital Collaboration
by TeachThought Staff
Teacher collaboration is among the cornerstones of school improvement. When teachers connect–for the right reasons–good things happen.

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Social media allows for a broadening of networks and complements, rather than replacing, face-to-face networks.

 

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J. Mark Schwanz's comment, January 10, 10:52 AM
Digital collaboration powerful when you use it. technology gives us access to people and let us work with them in effective ways. how effective is your school and/or district administrator in harnessing digital collaboration tools to help improve teaching and learning?
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Meet JANUS: The two-faces of “reform” of education, both equally dangerous

Meet JANUS: The two-faces of “reform” of education, both equally dangerous | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Janus-faced - marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another; "she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill...

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This is an interesting and provocative post well worth reading.

 

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Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy

Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Using open digital tools creates space for productive dialogue within and across courses and departments, allowing for critical co-investigation not just within a single course but in the college community.
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It is not a given. What would Paulo Freire suggest about the current state of school?

 

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Gadgets have their place in education, but they're no substitute for knowledge - The Guardian

Gadgets have their place in education, but they're no substitute for knowledge - The Guardian | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Daisy Christodoulou: The immense computing power we possess will only make learning easier if we acknowledge it will never make it effortless

Via Monica S Mcfeeters
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And wisdom which is the way to apply the knowledge and information.

 

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camille wildenburg's curator insight, January 11, 2:09 PM

This article commences with the overwhelming factors of concern and advantage surrounding the effects that technology is having on children, their attention spans and their knowledge. The article mentions how the internet reduces the importance of knowing facts and talks about how it does improve a child's working memory because it frees up long term memory space in the brain. It makes it easier for a child to learn things. At the same time it also mentions how computers have a tendency to distract, especially at a college level. Bottom line, at the end of the day a student must still put the time and effort to learn. Technology is just a supplement to that.

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A Principal's Reflections: Why Digital Leadership? #digilead

A Principal's Reflections: Why Digital Leadership? #digilead | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @cmt1: RT @ShellTerrell: Why Digital Leadership? #digilead http://t.co/QSw6OBL3oH via @nmhs_principal #leadership

Via David Mackzum, Ed.D., Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Let us begin with the obvious, some, if not all of these people, are not principals presently. The second point and less obvious is when were these people in classrooms? Where is the teacher's voice?

 

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Harmonizing Learning and Education -

Harmonizing Learning and Education - | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I’m the Whether Man, not the Weather Man, for after all it’s more important to know whether there will be weather than what the weather will be. – The Phantom Tollbooth Dave Cormier has written a couple of great posts … Continue reading →
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Learning and education are not systems. Learning and change are about change and cannot be controlled rationally (Habermas).

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The Future of EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

The Future of EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Humanity is in the midst of one of the most transformative times in history. We are experiencing ever more rapid waves of technological innovation and disruptions. The speed of change has accelerated...

Via Chris Carter, Cíntia Rabello, Official AndreasCY, What Just Changed
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The pace of change is not new to 2014/2015. Deep thinkers such as Hannah Arendt, Alfred North Whitehead, and Jacques Ellul wrote about the pace and an inability to keep pace. Arendat suggested we may not have the language needed.

 

It is a challenge which may need new conversations and questions rather than dogmatic answers. The conversations have to include those closest to the action, teachers.

 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 25, 2014 5:08 AM

Worth a read.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 26, 2014 7:31 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Chris Carter's comment, January 20, 10:13 PM
Thank you all for sharing the look ahead. If there is anything certain about the future, it is that the future will be a bit different than we expected.